CaST Network

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

As a low-lying country, Bangladesh is exposed to very high climate risks. Situated in the largest delta of the world, formed by three main rivers, the Ganges, the Brahmaputra, and the Meghna, the low-lying coastal plain of Bangladesh hosts 170 million people. With two-thirds of Bangladesh’s landmass less than 5 meters above sea level and 30 percent of its arable land in coastal areas, the country is highly vulnerable to sea-level rise, cyclones, storms, and storm-induced tidal flooding. Bangladesh’s adaptation needs are immense, considering its exposure to multiple climate risks, high population density, and poverty, particularly in rural areas.

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Our Co-Founder, Mr. Shamir Shehab, founded the Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative (BYEI) to educate, train and empower young people to become environmental champions. He received several national and international recognitions for this work, notably the Queen’s Young Leaders Award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, an excellence award, and an innovation grant from the U.S. State Department.